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Penn State Creates Nuclear Security Courses

To ensure the continued security and safety of our nation’s nuclear enterprises, Penn State College of Engineering created a nuclear security option in its nuclear engineering master’s program. “One of the biggest threats to the United States is nuclea …

Cyber Center Opens at Augusta University

A new $100 million cybersecurity education and research operation called the Georgia Cyber Center just opened at Augusta University in Georgia. The center is a partnership between the state and the university and is located at the university. RELATED S …

Tulane Offers Masters in Cybersecurity Management

There is now a new online Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Cybersecurity Management program at Tulane University. The online MPS in Cybersecurity Management program will provide students with the theoretical and the functional knowledge necessar …

Student Chemical Safety Boot Camps

A student chemical safety boot camp will be starting up this summer to teach learners how companies manage process safety. AIChE’s Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), in collaboration with AIChE Foundation’s “Doing a World of Good Campaign,” tea …

Boise Cascade Wins Safety Awards

Two of Boise Cascade Company’s mills won Safety Innovation Awards from the APA Engineered Wood Association, and several mills earned recognition for safety accomplishments. The APA sponsors this annual Safety & Health awards program to showcase ongoing …

Refinery, Plant Crews Earn Safety Awards

Twenty of BrandSafway’s refinery and plant crews earned the Contractor Safety Achievement Award from the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) association based on the crews’ outstanding safety records in 2017. “Safety is our top priority, …

Cryptocurrency Prototype App Wins AL Hackathon

Karen Watts and Michael DiCiccoGraphic by Ben Krain/University of Arkansas at Little Rock Two University of Arkansas at Little Rock students are hack champions. Michael DiCicco, sophomore information science major from Benton, and Karen Watts, senior i …

FIU Pact on Security Education Outreach

Florida International University (FIU) reached a cooperative agreement to help build national relationships that advance outreach in the cybersecurity education, training and workforce development communities. The collaboration will be managed by the N …

Cyber Student Application Deadline Nears

Students interested in submitting applications for the 2018 Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative (CSVI) have until March 15 at 3 p.m. eastern time, said officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The applicat …

CA Schools Focus on Security Careers

CSU offers a wide variety of cybersecurity degree and certificate programs to prepare students for a job. When it comes to job security in the future, cybersecurity is the answer. That is because cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing fields, acco …

NM High School Students get Cyber Training

Students participating in the Cyber Infrastructure Training and Mentoring (CI-TraM) internship program, front row from left, Selena Montoya, Eliseo Holguin, Alayna Randall, Jillian Hughes, Sydnie Fossberg and Samantha Gay. Back row from left, NMSU facu …

Networking for Cybersecurity

Jaime Acosta, Ph.D., director of the Center for Cyber Analysis and Assessment, left, poses with and Salamah Salamah, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and director of the Master of Science in Software Engineering program. …

Universities Land DHS Grants

An award of $5.6 million in Scientific Leadership Award (SLA) grants went to five Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). The universities earning the grants are the City University of New York – John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Howard University, N …

Virtual Cloud Security Lab Aids Students

Dr. Mengjun Xie, a researcher at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is developing a virtual cybersecurity lab for cloud environments.Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock There is a movement afoot in Arkansas to improve cybersecurity skill …

Cyber Initiatives from CA University

Cyber vulnerabilities and attacks are some of the biggest challenges facing companies and people these days. New initiatives, however, by the Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute (CPRI) at the University of California, Irvine may help quell those …

Coding ‘Sprinters’ in Hackathon Marathon

Each of the teams participating in the hackathon sat at a large round table to facilitate collaboration.Photo by Brookhaven National Laboratory Coding “sprinters” took their marks at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DoE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, …

Human Training can Boost Security Careers

It is easy to fall victim to the vastness of defending a security enterprise. After all, budgets are tight, personnel a few and far between and you have to be right all the time because a chemical plant’s system cannot go down. Yes, hackers can figure …

Experience Tops Skills for Security Roles

Cybersecurity skills shortage is rampant and everyone know it, but instead of worrying about finding bodies to fill open positions, more people are placing more importance on experience than qualifications, a new report found. Ninety-three percent of r …

Microsoft Opens Security Center in Mexico

Microsoft opened a new cybersecurity center in Mexico with the goal of protecting local users and those in the region. The goal of the new Cybersecurity Engagement Center in Mexico is to become a local hub for everything cybersecurity, while also worki …

Process Safety and the Next Generation

By Todd Stauffer There is no doubt significant progress in process safety has taken place with companies and engineers around the globe. This progress often ends up overshadowed when a process safety accident hits the news. RELATED STORIES Safety Proce …

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